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Potential Contributions of Political Science to Environmental Economics

Hovi, J and Underdal, A and Ward, H (2011) 'Potential Contributions of Political Science to Environmental Economics.' Environmental and Resource Economics, 48 (3). pp. 391-411. ISSN 0924-6460

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While political science has much to offer, at least some of its contributions might be difficult to incorporate into economic models. Nevertheless, we argue that environmental economics might benefit from supplementing, combining, or sometimes even replacing the rational choice approach with other approaches commonly used in political science. We develop our argument by examining three core components of political science analysis: ideas, power, and institutions. For each component we review political science approaches and propositions with a view to determining ?what?s in it? for environmental economics.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Environmental economics; Ideas; Institutions; Political science; Power
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Government, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2013 18:59
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2022 01:08

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